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Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway

Danny Stieben 14-03-2013

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones Review and Giveaway sennheiser hd 598 headphone reviewThere are only a few things which can unite people more than music. People who enjoy the same tastes in music tend to get along better, or simply enjoy sharing their favorite bands to each other. In any case, great music is good to have, but you also have to give it justice by playing it through great hardware. Forget about those cheap $10 earbuds, you’ll need to invest in some quality headgear to hear your music the way it was meant to be heard. Therefore, a good start would be listening through some audiophile-quality headphones, such as the $250 Sennheiser HD 598. And, if luck would have it, you may be able to win one at the end of this review!


What Are “Audiophile” Headphones?

Audiophile headphones aren’t your ordinary headphones — they’re built with high quality parts in order to satisfy the pickiest audio listeners. Some of these listeners take their music so seriously, that everything needs to be perfect — a quiet room, lossless music, and great headphones are just a few of the necessary pieces to a great audio experience. Because audiophiles go so far to enjoy their music appropriately, this allows for some typically unconventional designs, such as open headphones rather than closed, where sound leaks freely for the sake of a more natural sound. The highs, mids, and lows need to be spot-on as well, so the heavy bass that a lot of people enjoy is a big no-no.

Sennheiser HD 598 Specifications

To get started, here are some of the specifications of the HD 598 from Sennheiser directly before I go into explaining them:

  • High-end open circumaural headphones
  • E.A.R. Technology
  • Neodymium ferrous magnets
  • Frequency response: 12 – 38,500 Hz
  • 50 ohms impedance
  • 112 dB sound pressure level (SPL)
  • A total harmonic distortion of less than 0.1% (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
  • 6.3 mm jack plug with a 3.5 mm adapter
  • 270 g in weight

The HD 598 headphones are extremely similar to the HD 558 when it comes to the specifications and general design — the only major difference is the European luxury sedan design spin that adds a lot of browns and tans that remind you of the leather seats.


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The packaging in which the HD 598 headphones come in is rather simple. You’re first greeted with a very informative, multilingual outer box with a flap that includes some additional information. Take the headphones out of the box, and you’re left with a plastic shell that holds all the components in place. You’ll also find the 3.5 mm adapter in the middle of all the packaging. There aren’t any additional leaflets that come with it, which I find disappointing as it could have offered some suggested uses or tips to take full advantage of these headphones. I know these headphones are meant for people who are serious about their audio, but it’d be nice to let less-knowledgeable people get these and still know how to use them correctly. Additionally, I would have liked some sort of pouch or protective case to come along with such nice headphones. My Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones came with a soft pouch, which I find a lot better than nothing at all. Even if it doesn’t protect much from brutal forces, it’ll at least keep the dust off.


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Build Quality

The Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are built solidly. The headband bends as you might expect, and the actual cans extend or retract nicely to form a solid fit. The cans rotate just a tiny bit to accommodate different head shapes, and tilt very little, which is something I’d have to get used to as my ATH-M50 headphones are extremely mobile. However, you don’t need to do much with them anyways except comfortably place them on your head, unlike the studio/DJ ATH-M50 headphones which are meant to be twisted and turned for all sorts of listening experiences.

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The parts you can touch are all made out of plastic, even the wood accents, but they are of high quality and should last long. I do want to note that, although I haven’t seen any signs of this, some people have had issues with the plastic cracking. I think that this shouldn’t happen as long as you take very good care of them.



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I very much like the design of the headphones. There is plenty of cushion along the bottom of the headband to give you ample comfort to keep them on your head for multiple hours of listening. The cushions on the cans are on the very edge of the cans, so that your ears remain untouched — the cushion lands around your ears, on your head (hence the term “circumaural”). I find this fantastic because any discomfort I usually feel with headphones is right on the ears, and I’ll then have to start moving them around to move around the pressure. This problem doesn’t exist with the HD 598. All of the cushions also don’t cause any sweating, which is another major problem with some headphones. The plush that covers your ears is breathable, and the headphones aren’t too heavy to cause the padding along the bottom of the headrest to induce sweating either. The color scheme is also very nice to look at, and is a good representation of a European luxury sedan.

sennheiser hd 598 headphones review

Even the cushion along the bottom of the headrest releases air when compressed with the same sound as when you sit in a nice, leather car seat. It adds a great sense of luxury and makes you feel like you’re spoiling yourself a bit. The cord is also detachable, which may be beneficial for some people, especially in regards to portability or cable replacement if somehow necessary.



The sound is fantastic with these headphones. I definitely enjoy the fact that the open design allows for more natural sound. The highs are very crisp, accurate, and have great detail. They’re also not overpowering, but feel just right. The mids are also balanced right, although they do sound just a tad bit warm. They are, however, still very natural sounding. The bass is surprisingly well refined. They are definitely present in music where there is a lot of bass, but they aren’t overpowering at all. Metaphorically speaking, it does its part in the entire piece as it should, and doesn’t steal off of the attention. I don’t feel quite as much bass with the HD 598 as I do with my ATH-M50, but that’s because the ATH-M50 headphones still add a little emphasis to the bass. Therefore, if natural, true sound is what you’re after, the HD 598 should definitely be of interest to you.

sennheiser hd 598 headphones review

These headphones aren’t meant to be used just anywhere. They are also very loud, so turning them up to maximum volume might cause some significant hearing damage. The open design allows you to hear people just fine whenever music isn’t playing, but it’ll be very hard to understand them once you have some tunes going. The sound definitely leaks, but that’s supposed to happen.


Because it comes with a 3.5 mm adapter, you can use the headphones on any consumer device. An amp is recommended but not necessarily needed — I used them just fine without one. Do note that the jack on the adapter is quite large so I wasn’t able to plug it into my phone with the case still on, even though my case is quite generous with the space around my headphone port. Also, make sure that you’re listening to from a high quality audio source, preferably lossless files, in order to get the best results with these headphones. If the source is bad, the headphones won’t make it any better.


Should you buy these Sennheiser HD 598 headphones?

Overall, I absolutely love these headphones. They produce absolutely fantastic sound that is sure to make everyone else jealous. Not only is the sound great, but the design also shows sophistication and class, replicating the status symbols of European luxury sedans. Sennheiser is a company known for churning out great audio products, and this is no exception. While it isn’t their top of the line offering (which would be the HD 800 at a whopping $1,000), it is most certain a high-quality product that I would recommend to anyone who has an interest in hearing music the way it was meant to be heard and is capable of dropping around $250 on them.

MakeUseOf Recommends: Buy them if you’re an audio junkie. They’re great headphones that even the most critical people should enjoy.

How do I win the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones?

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. MakeUseOf giveaways are open to readers worldwide.

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Kevin Liao! You would have received an email from Please respond before April 12 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Raelyn Watson
    June 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yes yes that what I am looking for the perfect headphone and I love your giveaways :)

  2. Matt
    May 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I got some of these headphones and they are not my go-to headphones for nearly everything (not the gym, obviously). I like the look of them: they remind me of the bridge of the Enterprise in The Next Generation. It has a timeless quality that won't date them as quickly as other headphones. I wrote a quick review of my thoughts on the HD598, if you're interested: [Broken Link Removed]

  3. bradford smith
    April 6, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Great giveaway and terrific headphones!

  4. Earl
    April 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Giveaway day is finally here! fingers crossed. :-)

  5. cynthia g
    April 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I so need these bad..plzz fingers so crossed.

  6. null
    April 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Would love the earphones..a great prize.

  7. null
    April 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Would love those excellent earphones. Mine are broken!

  8. Kathy Harris
    April 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    very interesting concept.

  9. Roxanne Maineka
    April 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Cool Headphones..

  10. Aditya Salve
    April 3, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Wish me luck ..

  11. Marek S?owikowski
    April 3, 2013 at 1:15 am

    These headphones are not audiophile device. They are High Fidelity device. Audiophile headphones should have own valve preamp so sound is more dynamic and warm. Audiophile hardware is not only for most clear sound rmiddion. It should have something unusual, for unusual people with soecial hearing sense.

  12. Brandon
    April 2, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love these!

  13. Ken
    April 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    These look awesome.

  14. Neil H
    March 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    If anyone needs a recommendation for 'closed' headphones, I've done a heap of reading on mid-priced 'flat' closed headphones for critical use in studio, recording, and for pleasure and I settled on Beyerdynamic DT770 pro 80ohms and very happy.

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    March 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

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    March 29, 2013 at 6:14 am


  18. Michael Heffner
    March 29, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Hey, my birthday is April 5th. Does that get me an extra entry? 8^)

  19. Muhannad Agha
    March 29, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Thanks for the review!

  20. Joselma Gumapac
    March 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I wish i could have that headphone.. looks cool.. hoping to win this awesome giveaway! :)

  21. Cindy P
    March 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    would love to win these for my grandson, Thanks ,,Great giveaway

  22. Carlos Gonzalez
    March 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I could really use these!

  23. Carlos Gonzalez
    March 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

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  24. Bill Spence
    March 27, 2013 at 9:34 am


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  26. Michelle
    March 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you for this giveaway

  27. Bishal Mahat
    March 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    awesome headphones !!!

  28. Angeline Andoy
    March 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    hope i win!

  29. Aashish Dhiman
    March 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm


  30. Marvin Heng
    March 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Something wonderful to pamper the ears

  31. Lamont Conley
    March 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    They certainly look awesome and I know they sound exquisite

  32. InfestusLeo
    March 22, 2013 at 11:31 am

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  33. Baber Malik
    March 22, 2013 at 3:31 am

    These headphones look absolutely stunning...can't wait!!!

  34. Leslie
    March 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I wonder why they can't find a more durable scratch and crack resistant plastic to use on headphones like these. That said, these sound fantastic and would be a joy to own.

  35. null
    March 21, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Top giveaway peeps, never had any higher a quality than the standard ipod ear buds so would love to try some serious headwear !

  36. Jennifer Collins
    March 21, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Great gear cross my fingers that I win!

  37. Niccole West
    March 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  38. Rick Siegert
    March 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Sennheiser makes some of the best headphones available.

  39. Ram Kumar
    March 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Cool review, I may get one

  40. Mark Silos
    March 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    i want one!

  41. Douglas Corey
    March 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Hope these sound as good as they look, its tough when getting stuff like audio equipment w/o being able to audition the product 1st. the saying of "you get what you pay for" doesn't always apply.

  42. avi vanarse
    March 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Sennheiser is an excellent brand

    • Gina Sparks
      March 20, 2013 at 8:59 am

      I have been using my Sennheiser HD280's for over 5 years now.... Sound is as good today as the first day that I bought them, and they have traveled across the world with me :)
      Have only needed to replace the ear cuffs once and the rest of the design is still in really good condition. Bought for around 80 pounds in the uk... not bad at all and I would recommend Sennheiser any day of the week!

  43. Sylvia Liney
    March 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I tried to use the 'redeem your points for another entry' into the cans giveaway, it has been sitting on 'CLAIMING, PLEASE WAIT' now for about 15 minutes.....I am leaving the site open at this point, but am closing down the computer now as it's dinner time...
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    • Jackson Chung
      March 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Hi Sylvia, your entry hasn't been recorded. We've removed the point entry method while we investigate. In the meantime, please use the form to submit your entry. You'll find the code on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or in our newsletter.


  44. Tibor Szentmarjay
    March 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks MUO for the giveaway!

  45. Patrick J
    March 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I already possess a Sennhieser's wireless headphones and they are awesome! But unfortunately, I can't take them on the move. So, here I am to get another of the great company! :)

  46. Patrick J
    March 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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  47. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm


  48. Elise S
    March 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Oh man, there aren't very many luxury items that I desire, but thinking about having a pair of high-quality headphones makes my ears start to salivate.

  49. Frank Kingley
    March 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

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  50. Beatrice Pierre
    March 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks, I hope my entry went through

    March 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

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  53. Solomon Seri Hegame
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  54. Stephanie Staker
    March 18, 2013 at 12:02 am

    This looks awesome. Since I am hearing impaired, I am look for high-end headphones to get the most out of my, TV shows, etc. Thanks for the review and I hope I win!

  55. Samantha
    March 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Would love to win these!

  56. John
    March 17, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Down with Beats! Up with quality stuff like this!

  57. Chris Lantz
    March 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The sound of music, never better than with Sennheiser!

  58. Brian Smith1
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    If I win these I might not be able to hear my wife........waiting for the win :-)

  59. Barbara Hutcheson
    March 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

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  60. Patricia Lyles
    March 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    My ears would bless you for these headphones. Also, appreciate comments given on
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  61. Ron Lister
    March 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I can always use a nice set of headphones.

  62. Gary Smith
    March 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Great looking headphones

  63. Bogdan Nikolov
    March 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I loved the review and I already want that phones :-)

  64. null
    March 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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  65. Absolom Green
    March 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Awesome give away, would be nice to have a new set of Headphones as my skullcandy's just died a few days ago (right ear gone lol)

  66. Walfred Michele
    March 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I have 700+ points and when I try to redeem it says I don't have enough points! :-(

  67. Zenphic
    March 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I've always wanted to own a Sennheiser product!

  68. null
    March 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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    March 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Very Great Giveaway.

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  71. Thomas Cherian
    March 17, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    i've never used one but it sure looks good
    thanks for the great giveaways

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    March 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    great contest

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    Great giveaway.

  74. Pam Bruce
    March 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Great headphones!

  75. Tom Wadnola
    March 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Always wanted to try, they say the sound is great

  76. janureys sebastian
    March 17, 2013 at 2:06 am


  77. ShokuBox
    March 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    This looks awesome!

  78. John Pavelko
    March 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Not sure if the review convinced me to buy a set but I will not put the ones I win on eBay

  79. Paul Fullilove
    March 16, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Sennheiser has been making great headphones for years. I've been using them for over 35 years. I started with the HD 414. Thanks for the article.

  80. Richard Nobel
    March 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Sweet headphones! - how I'd like to Make Use Of those instead of my simple in-ear buds :-D

  81. David Williams
    March 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you!!

  82. Nart Barileva
    March 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I was just looking to buy these!

  83. iLochtefeld
    March 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I could never afford 250 headphones even if I love my music. Also I have been reduced to earbuds as my dog ruined my over ear headphones, apparently they looked like a dog bone...
    Anyhow these look pretty cool and I would love to have a pair. And they would NOT be left where Koda could destroy. I can't imagine the hd 800 pair, or ever spending 1,000 on headphones, just seems insane!

  84. joshua polanco
    March 16, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    These headphones are really nice. i would like to get my hands on one of those

  85. Keith Swartz
    March 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Not but one word for these: AWESOME!

  86. Jonathon
    March 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Hey guys! a big fan of MakeUseOf :) I'd just like to say that I would realllly love these! I've bought myself a good audio player already (Colorfly C3) but $50 earphones just aren't doing it for me. I would get myself a pair of Beyerdynamic Dt880s, but I just don't have the money.
    Anyways, good luck to everyone! I hope they go to someone who appreciates them :D

  87. nick shader
    March 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

    awsome giveaway!!! thanks guys!!

  88. Bob Cansdale
    March 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I'm having a hearing problem with high frequencies, hope these will help

  89. jeylani
    March 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

    good offer!

  90. Patrick Jackson
    March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Well, the headphones are awesome!!!

  91. Patrick Jackson
    March 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I want to participate here, but even though I have 677 points, I can't redeem them here! :(

    Can somebody tell me why?

  92. Asoj
    March 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Classy.. love the sound reproduction it makes!!!

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  94. Michael Reese
    March 16, 2013 at 5:46 am

    The only thing better than reading about them would be finding them in my mailbox!!

  95. Raman Singh
    March 16, 2013 at 5:33 am

    headphones looks nice.

  96. Va Du
    March 16, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Never owned a quality set of headphones before so I'll take you word for it. I have tried a couple from my friends and I don't ever see myself ever spending more than $50 for one. So I'm hoping for a lucky moment in this.

  97. fibroman
    March 16, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I'm in!!
    Good luck to all!!

  98. Crystal Kate Raymundo
    March 16, 2013 at 3:13 am

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    March 16, 2013 at 12:33 am

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  100. Ronnie Boyle
    March 16, 2013 at 12:29 am

    How do I enter this giveaway. I don't understand why it should be so

  101. Matt Kalist
    March 16, 2013 at 12:04 am


  102. Heather Kalist
    March 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Thank you!

  103. dawneffect
    March 16, 2013 at 12:02 am

    They look great, would love to hear how good they sound on my ears dropping low long bass sounds bumping threw these.

  104. John Hall
    March 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Just what I need for listening while I am in bed as I 72 have a bit of a hearing problem, these sound just what I need.

    Thank you very much for the great offer even if I don't win

  105. Lynda
    March 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I sure would like to get rid of my $5 headphones and have these luxury headfones.!!

  106. Robert
    March 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Sennheiser is LEGENDARY!!
    Hope I get them!

  107. Earl
    March 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I have always loved Sennheiser head phones. Got my first pair back in the early 80s. For me, no other brand of head phones sound as good.
    Entered the giveaway and hope I get to try this model a try!
    Thanks MakeUseOf

  108. Mark
    March 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I'd love to hear them. And win a pair!

    March 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    another great giveaway!

  110. Eric3
    March 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Very good review. Explains everything needed to make an informed buying decision. Thanks for sharing it.

  111. btdevo
    March 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I've always wanted a pair of these, but couldn't afford them....woo-hoo! Giveaways!

  112. Totoliciu Denis Dan
    March 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I am really curious of the sound they render. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  113. Ajinkya Joshi
    March 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I would love to get those on my ears!

  114. Brad
    March 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Am I really off base to suggest that there needs to be headphones with this quality that can also have a mic for VoIP use?
    jist askin'

  115. Dave Rimmer
    March 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Sennheisers head phones are Awesome but the only way I could afford a pair like this is to win a pair so thanks MUO for the chance, fingers crossed on this giveaway.

  116. Tom Dykstra
    March 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    these look and sound great be great to win these.

  117. Don Gateley
    March 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I have these. The high end is seriously attenuated. Despite their price these do not deserve to be called audiophile 'phones.

  118. Dians Boucher-Mondo
    March 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm


    I would very much appreciate winning these Sennheiser HD 598 headphones as I love listening to music.

    Today's code: CANS

    Thanks for giving me this opportunity!


  119. Ankit Garg
    March 15, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Sennheiser is Amazing!!!

    I am currently using one set and eagerly looking forward to these....

    Hope the best man/woman may win!!!!!!


  120. Ravinder Putta
    March 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks For The Giveaway :-)

  121. celeron504
    March 15, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Want, Want, Want!!!

  122. Rana wadood
    March 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Awesome giveaway, love to get it.

  123. Carli Connors
    March 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    fingers are crossed

  124. Nikhil D'Souza
    March 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Best headphones around for its price

  125. Allan Cruickshanks
    March 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Entering your contests can be very frustrating! When i tried to enter the contest for the Sennheiser headphones, I was told that the code was incorrect - it wasn't (cans); then when I tried again, I was told that my email address has to be unique - it is!!
    Why can't things be simple? Now I have no idea if I am entered or not!!!

  126. Michael Lowe
    March 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    My current Senheiser phones are about 12 years old, really nice - but new ones would be a good thing. Thanks for the chance.

  127. Meredith Mitchell
    March 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Looks good.

  128. Lemuel C
    March 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    stereo sound - is awesome

  129. Cindy
    March 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    So nice!! No wonder everyone wants them......

  130. Julia Hamilton
    March 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Just finished my entry. I love to listen to clear, crisp music. Thx

  131. Gerry Anthony
    March 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I think it could beat beats product~ I want it really bad :D

  132. Steven Thomas
    March 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I own a paur of CX 485 and love them.

  133. Gracie Josephine D'Souza
    March 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    lovely headphones.

  134. jentrithegreat
    March 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Hooray for audiophiles! Hooray for music!
    And hooray for you guys, this is pretty ballin'. :)

  135. Shaun Davis
    March 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    looks like some love headphones

  136. Sheri Jacobs
    March 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I would love, love, love these headphones!

  137. Shawn A
    March 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    It's the adapter that sold me. I would never buy a high end head phone set without the ability to look like a tool in public.

  138. christine st.syr griffin
    March 15, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Wow these past two months are full of fantastic giveaways, thanks so much, and good luck to all, christineStSyrgriffin

  139. Henree Arriola de Garcia
    March 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It's my birthday today.

  140. KrisInAustinTX
    March 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Oh, they are white!!!

  141. Kent Courtney
    March 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    The "Make Use Of" emails are very valuable. I love the information that you give. Thumbs Up - It's great!

  142. Anthony P
    March 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I hear them coming my way soon. They are revving up! I would love to give these to my wife. Sennheiser's are GREAT!

  143. Matheus Pratta
    March 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Great headphones! Surely will be joining the giveaway!
    I wonder how big will be the difference of these with my current headphones from Phillips...

  144. marcel
    March 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I own a pair of these and they totally rock when paired with a good USB based Digital Analogue Converter (DAC) like Firestone Audio's Burr-Brown based Fubar IV +

  145. Tom Six
    March 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Not only is this an upto the minute site with awesome content, but the most awesome giveaways too! Makes me want to scream "HOTDOG!"

  146. Sebastian Hadinata0
    March 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Awesome giveaway!

  147. Gene Hochhalter
    March 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    You guys don't make it very easy to us folks with limited vision who rely on screen readers to figure out how to navigate through all the graphic links so we can eneter. I haven't figured out yet how to enteer because my reader can't read the graphical links. Since you are computer favvy, you might want to expend some energy into that issue. It's a common problem with most websites. Thanks.

  148. Rick Aleshire
    March 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    sennheiser rocks!

  149. yorgil111
    March 15, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    All Senheser products are great! I belive this one too

  150. Corsz
    March 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Not only Sennheisers headphones are good they also make very good microphones and that for years now!

    March 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    awesome brand ahead

  152. Pratish Rao
    March 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    an headfone to luk for Sennheiser best

  153. Noman Fayez
    March 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I want this... very nice giveaway!

  154. Valentin Tudor
    March 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm


  155. danielooi
    March 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Just in time that I am looking for a good pair of headphones =)

  156. prasanth vikkath
    March 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Its a super headphone. I really glad to hear about the give away....

  157. Lesia
    March 15, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Wow these headphones look really swell,
    I love the detailed review you tell.
    I need a new pair for my music and cell,
    I'll take them off your hands as well.

  158. Thomas Weber
    March 15, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Thanks so much for reviewing some awesome headphones. I was looking at a few monitoring headphones last month (it was between these for the open and the Shure 840 for the closed). Hard to get a hand on some decent ones and try them out. My AKG's are pretty sweet but getting up there in age. Quick question, though. Did you have time to burn them in? Awesome review!

    • Ray
      March 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      I have the shure srh840. I recommend them. They're pretty cheap now so they're worth it.

  159. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 15, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Love to get this for my gamin rig

  160. Imesh Chandrasiri
    March 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

    MUO. please fix the not enough points bug! I can't enter the give away! :(

  161. Walter Gilbert
    March 15, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Please count me in. Thank you

  162. Stev
    March 15, 2013 at 12:22 am

    thx for the giveaway

  163. Jim
    March 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    How do you bloody sign up for this freakin give away? I went to the bloody g+ site and I don't see shit!

    • Tina Sieber
      March 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

      Sorry for your frustration, Jim!

      We indeed forgot to add the Giveaway Code. Please check again, it's been added now.

  164. Framton Goodman
    March 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Just what I need when I'm on Radio Adelaide!

  165. Jonathon Hagans
    March 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I bet these would be a big step up from the earbuds that came with my phone.

  166. Darren Donohoe
    March 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    sweet jams......

  167. Zaheer Abbas
    March 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    thanks for another giveaway!

  168. Dandy Putra
    March 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    great for my music.

  169. Jay Iyer
    March 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Great review and its so cool to have these as a giveaway item! Have always loved Sennheiser headphones :)

  170. Garris Rago
    March 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    such a decent ammount of giveaways!

  171. David Ermst
    March 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    These look great. Good thourough review

  172. JOCO_SOB
    March 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    They look great. Haven't had a good set of phones since the early 90's lol

  173. Tim McDonald
    March 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Would love a set of these

  174. Vishwagopal Pandey
    March 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I Have Applied. . .I Will wait . . .Thanks :)

  175. anderson trulli
    March 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    they look best

  176. anderson trulli
    March 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Senheiser are the best

  177. Jag Gumba
    March 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Great headphones for audio junkies!

  178. Kenzie M
    March 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Nice review, and lovely headphones.

  179. Kamran Mackey
    March 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Just entered. I really hope I win! :)

  180. Mark Silos
    March 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    this will be great for my phone.....

  181. Manik
    March 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Done every step...I hope to win this headphones. Cheers..:)

  182. Naga Rajesh
    March 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    wow they are cool i want dem.... !!

  183. Muz RC
    March 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    These is great for people love music, hope to win this :)

  184. Sumit Raut
    March 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    a great giveaway indeed !!!

  185. Saumil Mehta
    March 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Sennheiser is an awesome brand!!

  186. Cristian
    March 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Great giveaway! I want those!

  187. Nevzat Akkaya
    March 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    another great giveaway! thanks MUO.

  188. Dany Bouffard
    March 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I sure hope I can win these I have an old pair of Sennheiser headphone that I use for my traveling and they have a good sound, but for home use these would be perfect for me.Sennheiser do great headphones.

  189. Thousif
    March 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    This is the fourth time am trying. I need this one desperately :)

  190. GuyMcDowell
    March 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Plastic tends to crack when it gets too cold, too hot or dried out. So if you keep them away from heaters, AC vents and direct sunlight, they'll last longer. Also use only a cleaner that is specifically for plastic, or just luke-warm water. Many cleaners contain alcohol and other drying agents.

    These headphones sound pretty amazing, even for that price.

  191. fizzbin88
    March 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Love these headphones ! Sennheiser is an excellent brand ! Thanks !

  192. Adam Campbell
    March 14, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    These look awesome, thanks for the great giveaways!